Casino City Gang: The Mouth strikes back edition
Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Mike Matusow's win at the World Series of Poker and Twitter debates over the WSOP schedule. They also talk about the political mess surrounding federal online gaming legislation, casino related gifts for Father's Day, and they make their best bets in the five most degenerate minutes in podcasting.
Perspectives Weekly: Poker bills, Massachusetts and Zynga
J Todd floats in for another week of gambling news, including more U.S. online poker legislation, issues for Zynga, and constitutional issues in Massachusetts.
Federal legislation introduced to regulate iGaming
The bill, dubbed the “Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2013,” was introduced by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. and goes beyond online poker.
Sheriff Gaming issues statement on Dutch indictments of people with connections to online gaming
Ellen Huijbers, Compliance Officer at Sheriff Gaming, has issued a statement distancing the company from the indictments issued by Dutch authorities against people with connections to several online casinos.
DOJ appoints administrator to return Full Tilt funds to U.S. players
The United States has retained the Garden City Group (“GCG”)to serve as Claims Administrator to oversee the process of compensating eligible victims of the fraud committed by Full Tilt Poker against United States players.
Casino City Gang: Fireworks in March edition
Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the drama surrounding PokerStars, the AGA and Atlantic City, interesting developments at PartyPoker and BetVictor Poker, and examine what casinos need to do to compete in a crowded market.
Perspectives Weekly: Christie signs!
As promised, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed the online gambling legislation sent back to him with the requested revisions. Also, industry news from the European Union, Florida, and the last of the Black Friday fallout.
Casino City Gang: $80 million for this edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the online gaming legislation New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law this week, and what it means for New Jersey residents ready to get their gamble on. They also look at the issues facing Caesars Palace Las Vegas, review the amazing buffet at Caesars and look at a pair of interesting lottery stories.
Christie signs New Jersey online gambling bill
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into a law Tuesday a bill that makes the Garden State the third state in the U.S. to license and regulate the online gambling. Christie’s stamp of approval comes just 19 days after he conditionally vetoed similar legislation.
Casino City Gang: Ladies' night edition
Casino City Editor-in-Chief Vin Narayanan joins host Aaron Todd live from Las Vegas, where he will be leading one panel and serve as an expert in another at the iGaming North America Conference. Topics for discussion include the latest from the conference and the newly released World Series of Poker schedule (including the new wrinkle on the Ladies Event). They also make their weekly best bets.
Perspectives Weekly: The online gambling state of the states
J Todd explores every corner of the United States by looking at current gambling legislation in Mississippi, New Jersey, California and Nevada.
Christie signals way forward to Internet gambling with conditional veto
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto to legislation that would regulate Internet Gambling in the state, sending a revised version of the bill back to the state's legislature for approval.
Casino City Gang: Conditional veto edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan joins host Aaron Todd live from London to discuss New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's conditional veto of Internet gambling legislation, the latest from ICE, and reveal how Aaron did on his Super Bowl prop bets.
Perspectives Weekly: Will Nevada lead the way?
J Todd resorts on the Silver State's move that could allow the governor to come to agreements with other states for interstate online poker, despite the lack of federal regulations in the United States. Also, industry news from Virgin Games, Betfair, and New Jersey.
bwin.party CEO questioned by Belgian officials
bwin.party CEO Norbert Teufelberger was questioned by Belgian police after speaking at the Responsible Gaming Day conference in Brussels, according to several media reports.
Unibet comes to Spanish settlement
Unibet has now finalized discussions with the Spanish tax authorities in respect of its previous activities targeting the Spanish market in the period from January 2009 to May 2011.
Casino City Gang: Is this a fantasy edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss their reaction to the PokerNews interview of Howard Lederer, Cantor Gaming's push into real-money fantasy sports and whether poker is still appointment television. They also pick every NFL game for Week 3.
Perspectives Weekly: Obama or Romney edition
The U.S. Presidential elections are just around the corner, but which candidate is the best choice for our industry? J Todd reveals his thoughts on the issue and talks about the upcoming launch of regulated real-money online poker in Nevada!
Perspectives Weekly: Federal judge rules poker is a skill game
J Todd offer his take on the news that a federal judge in New York ruled that poker is a game of skill and what it means for the online gambling industry, and reveals the next big thing in online gambling: Mobile meets live dealer!
Perspectives Weekly: Gambling on Facebook and N.J. lawsuits
This week, J Todd discusses Facebook's real-money bingo app and what it could mean for affiliates. Also, New Jersey gets sued over sports betting, and Maryland abandons thoughts of online gambling.
Top-10 moments in online poker history
PokerStars $547 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice was certainly a big day in the history of online poker. But was it the biggest? Aaron Todd lays out the top-10 moments in online poker history.
Top-10 questions about PokerStars' acquisition of Full Tilt Poker
The recent acquisition of Full Tilt Poker by PokerStars has the poker world buzzing, and there are a lot of questions that remain unanswered.
Perspectives Weekly: Zynga and tribes working towards online poker
This week, J Todd has news about Zynga's plan to launch real-money online poker games and a possible Native American poker bill in the U.S.
PokerStars settles with DOJ, buys Full Tilt Poker
PokerStars will pay the DOJ $547 million as part of a settlement agreement. Part of that money will be used to pay money owed to American players by Full Tilt Poker. American players owed money will have to apply to the DOJ for reimbursement.
DOJ announces $731 million settlement with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker
The settlement requires PokerStars to forfeit $547 Million, Full Tilt to forfeit virtually all of its assets, and funds will be made available for U.S. and international players.
PokerStars settles dispute with U.S., acquires Full Tilt Poker assets
As part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, PokerStars has acquired the assets of Full Tilt Poker, and all Full Tilt players with balanced owed will have a chance to request payment.
Perspectives Weekly: Heart attack edition
Rumor has it that J Todd is recovering from a heart attack. Could the online gambling news be that exciting? Maybe it was one too many bacon sandwiches. We also have stories from the horse racing industry, rumors about poker legislation, and another sentence in a Black Friday case.
Perspectives Weekly: Ray Bitar busted
This week's top online gambling news includes the surrender of Full Tilt poker founder Ray Bitar to authorities in New York. Also, headlines from 888.com and Zynga.
Full Tilt's Ray Bitar in FBI custody
Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar was indicted on April 15, 2011, on charges of bank fraud, money laundering, illegal gambling offenses and violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).
PPA: Lame duck session only hope for U.S. online poker
The message from today's Poker Players Alliance town hall today was clear: The best -- and perhaps only -- chance to pass federal legislation regulating online poker this year will come in the lame duck session of Congress after the November elections.
Casino City Gang -- All in edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Delaware passing online gambling legislation, try to unravel on of the weirdest hands the World Series of Poker has seen and look at William Hill's strategy in the U.S. They also make their best bets.
Delaware Senate OKs online gambling
The Delaware Legislature has passed a bill that would allow table games, video lottery games, and traditional lottery games to be offered online.
Perspectives Weekly: Advertisement double standard edition
J Todd reports on how gambling companies are using free play and social gaming to prepare for the possibility of American regulation of online gambling and whether advertisements for the gambling industry should be held to a higher standard.
Casino City Gang: I'll Have Another Verbal Declaration edition
In this week's podcast, Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the verbal declaration "rule" at the WSOP, the mess created by Purple Lounge's bizarre route to bankruptcy and this weekend's Belmont Stakes. They also make their best bets.
APCW Perspectives Weekly: Time to pay up in Spain
In this week's Perspectives Weekly, J Todd explains why with the Spanish online gambling market opening up, it's also time for all the would-be license candidates to pay up. Plus, he offers his unique take on bwin.party paying out $50 million for social gaming.
William Hill shuts down Australian betting website
Pulling out of Australia might be connected with the company's desire to do business in Nevada.
Top-10 ridiculous gambling laws
Gambling laws can be the most arcane and unreasonable laws on the books, whether they be at the local, state or federal level. Here are 10 of the most ridiculous offenders.
Cosmopolitan sues to shut down bogus website
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on Tuesday, asks for an injunction requiring the domain name registrar, Jiangsu Bangning Science & Technology Co. Ltd., to remove or disable the misleading website.
Perspectives Weekly: Illinois plans to expand online offering; N.J. polls conflict
J Todd discusses the Illinois plan to run online gambling operations through the state's lottery, recent polling data from New Jersey, and interviews Dmitry Bodov, an affiliate manager from Lotos Affiliates.
Illinois looks to lottery to regulate online casino, poker
Illinois was the first state in the U.S. to sell lottery tickets online, and now, Illinois State Sen. John J. Cullerton is looking to make it the first state in the U.S. to offer regulated online poker and casino games.
Perspectives Weekly: Something smells fishy edition
J Todd discusses the possibility that N.J. Governor Chris Christie's could once again veto online gambling legislation, and why he thinks it smells fishy. He also provides updates on the Lock Poker acquisition of the Cake Poker Network and bwin.party's plan to enter the California market.
bwin.party and United Auburn Indian Community enter online poker agreement
bwin.party and the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) have entered into a formal agreement to offer online poker services in California if suitable intrastate legislation is enacted in the state
Casino City Gang: What a mess edition
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd look at the implosion of Groupe Bernard Tapie's takeover of Full Tilt Poker, address Full Tilt takeover rumors and reports, discuss the new World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific, gambling in Massachusetts and make their Kentucky Derby picks.
Everest Poker poised to lead in Massachusetts
Everest Poker, one of the only operators that declined to take bets from U.S. players after the UIGEA passed, is well positioned to benefit from that decision.
Nevada's slot machine industry preparing for Internet gaming
While state and federal lawmakers inch along toward legalization of online gaming,the casino industry's large slot machine makers are already lining up for a piece of the potential action.
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) to play key role at Southern Gaming Summit/Bingo World
GLI will showcase its global expertise and local service on the trade show floor and on two panels at the Biloxi event.
Poker lobbying group marks Black Friday anniversary
The Poker Players Alliance marked the anniversary of Black Friday by asking players to contact their elected representatives and ask Congress to regulate online poker.
AGA chief issues statement marking Black Friday anniversary
Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, issued an official statement marking Black Friday's first anniversary.
Inside Gaming: Privacy must be a factor in creating online gaming policy
As Nevada's Gaming Policy Committee wrestles with what Nevada's online gaming policy and regulations should be, privacy will be on of the key topics of discussion.
KPMG eGaming Summit announces speakers
KPMG Gibraltar's speaker line-up for its second annual eGaming Summit includes updates from some of last year’s speakers on changes to the sector, plus new topics and ideas from first-time speakers.